Analysis of thermal-probe measurements using an iterative method to give sample conductivity and diffusivity data

Goodhew, S.M.R. ORCID: 0000-0003-1227-217X and Griffiths, R., 2004. Analysis of thermal-probe measurements using an iterative method to give sample conductivity and diffusivity data. Journal of Applied Energy, 77, pp. 205-223.

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Abstract

The application of Microsoft Excel Solver routines to analyze data from a thermal probe placed in a number of samples is described. The successful application of the Solver routine to the thermal probe temperature time data requires the selection of an appropriate time interval. The various critical times are discussed and a method is proposed for selecting the appropriate Solver routine and the time interval over which the experimental data must be analyzed. Values of the sample thermal conductivity, the thermal diffusivity and the probe to sample conductance are reported for a stainless steel probe in unused mineral oil, and paraffin wax and for a copper probe in Magna904 and PTFE. The results for a commercial probe in agar agree with accepted data for water and the results for a clay-straw mixture demonstrates the method applied to a good insulator.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Applied Energy
Creators: Goodhew, S.M.R. and Griffiths, R.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Date: 2004
Volume: 77
Rights: Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:42
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17007

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